TEDxTampaBaySalon September Highlights – Ethics

TEDx fans packed Tre Amici Monday evening to engage in passionate discussions about two TED talks relating to ethics. We screened Paul Wolpe’s talk on questioning bioengineering and Damon Horowitz’s talk about moral frameworks.  The eclectic crowd, who would rather delve into this deep philosophical discussion than watch Monday night television, discussed how humans have the power to change their own DNA, create new organisms, and use information and data to affect masses of people. The overarching question was although we have power to do all of these things, should we?  And if we proceed, what is the moral framework through which we continue?

Although philosophical questions like these aren’t easy to answer, the diverse crowd contributed to a deeply developed discussion that broadened individual perspectives.  There definitely wasn’t any “group think” going on at this event!

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